Stable Floating Drops of Liquid

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Peter Dransfield

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia

D. C. Davis

Superintendent Railroad Technical, Mt. Newman Mines, Australia

J. Fluids Eng 107(4), 530-533 (Dec 01, 1985) (4 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3242525 History: Received September 10, 1984; Online October 26, 2009


There are few reported situations in which a drop of liquid will remain intact in ambient conditions for an indefinite period of time. The paper describes a situation where this happens. The phenomenon was noticed during experiments concerned with the development of a novel rotational speed sensor. It proved to be a substantial rather than a passing occurrence.

Copyright © 1985 by ASME
Topics: Drops , Sensors
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